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Table of Contents: Marine Habitats and Conservation Biology

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This section of the Marine Megafauna collection focuses on species/habitat relationships of large marine organisms and provides specific examples of the conservation issues associated with some of the oceans most compelling creatures.

PLOS Collections: www.ploscollections.org/megafauna

Review

Research Articles

The Making of a Productivity Hotspot in the Coastal Ocean

Dana K. Wingfield, S. Hoyt Peckham, David G. Foley, Daniel M. Palacios, Bertha E. Lavaniegos, Reginaldo Durazo, Wallace J. Nichols, Donald A. Croll, Steven J. Bograd

Spatial Dynamics and Expanded Vertical Niche of Blue Sharks in Oceanographic Fronts Reveal Habitat Targets for Conservation

Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphries, Leslie R. Noble, António M. Santos, David W. Sims

Global Diversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities for Sharks

Luis O. Lucifora, Verónica B. García, Boris Worm

Global Conservation Priorities for Marine Turtles

Bryan P. Wallace, Andrew D. DiMatteo, Alan B. Bolten, Milani Y. Chaloupka, Brian J. Hutchinson, F. Alberto Abreu-Grobois, Jeanne A. Mortimer, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, Diego Amorocho, Karen A. Bjorndal, Jérôme Bourjea, Brian W. Bowen, Raquel Briseño Dueñas, Paolo Casale, B. C. Choudhury, Alice Costa, Peter H. Dutton, Alejandro Fallabrino, Elena M. Finkbeiner, Alexandre Girard, Marc Girondot, Mark Hamann, Brendan J. Hurley, Milagros López-Mendilaharsu, Maria Angela Marcovaldi, John A. Musick, Ronel Nel, Nicolas J. Pilcher, Sebastian Troëng, Blair Witherington, Roderic B. Mast

Spatial and Seasonal Distribution of American Whaling and Whales in the Age of Sail

Tim D. Smith, Randall R. Reeves, Elizabeth A. Josephson, Judith N. Lund

Competing Conservation Objectives for Predators and Prey: Estimating Killer Whale Prey Requirements for Chinook Salmon

Rob Williams, Martin Krkošek, Erin Ashe, Trevor A. Branch, Steve Clark, Philip S. Hammond, Erich Hoyt, Dawn P. Noren, David Rosen, Arliss Winship

The Conservation and Management of Tunas and Their Relatives: Setting Life History Research Priorities

Maria José Juan-Jordá, Iago Mosqueira, Juan Freire, Nicholas K. Dulvy

Straight Line Foraging in Yellow-Eyed Penguins: New Insights into Cascading Fisheries Effects and Orientation Capabilities of Marine Predators

Thomas Mattern, Ursula Ellenberg, David M. Houston, Miles Lamare, Lloyd S. Davis, Yolanda van Heezik, Philip J. Seddon

When Giants Turn Up: Sighting Trends, Environmental Influences and Habitat Use of the Manta Ray Manta alfredi at a Coral Reef

Fabrice R. A. Jaine, Lydie I. E. Couturier, Scarla J. Weeks, Kathy A. Townsend, Michael B. Bennett, Kym Fiora, Anthony J. Richardson

Current and Future Patterns of Global Marine Mammal Biodiversity

Kristin Kaschner, Derek P. Tittensor, Jonathan Ready, Tim Gerrodette, Boris Worm

Recovery Trends in Marine Mammal Populations

Anna M. Magera, Joanna E. Mills Flemming, Kristin Kaschner, Line B. Christensen, Heike K. Lotze

Sometimes Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) Cannot Find Their Way Back to the High Seas: A Multidisciplinary Study on a Mass Stranding

Sandro Mazzariol, Giovanni Di Guardo, Antonio Petrella, Letizia Marsili, Cristina M. Fossi, Claudio Leonzio, Nicola Zizzo, Salvatrice Vizzini, Stefania Gaspari, Gianni Pavan, Michela Podestà, Fulvio Garibaldi, Margherita Ferrante, Chiara Copat, Donato Traversa, Federica Marcer, Sabina Airoldi, Alexandros Frantzis, Yara De Bernaldo Quirós, Bruno Cozzi, Antonio Fernández